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‘Sense8’ Cast Promises Finale Will Give Fans ‘An End That Will Satisfy Them’

Fans of provocative sci-fi series “Sense8” were less than thrilled when Netflix announced that it wouldn’t be bringing the show back for a third season, but a silver lining emerged when rumours swirled about a standalone finale episode that would conclude the expansive storyline woven by Lilly and Lana Wachowski. Lana Wachowski confirmed plans for […]
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‘Sense8’ Finale Special First Look: Cast Hopes To Give Fans An “End That Will Satisfy Them”

Netflix has released a new video giving audiences a first look at the forthcoming Sense8 finale special. The sci-fi series will take its final bow in 2018. After being canceled on June 1 after two seasons,there were rumblings of a series finale that would wrap up the series with a feature-length finale about the cluster of 8 people across the globe who are connected by thoughts and actions. This was confirmed when Lana Wachowski, on behalf of co-creators Lilly Wachowski
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‘Sense8,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ Cinematographer John Toll on Working With Wachowskis, Vince Gilligan

‘Sense8,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ Cinematographer John Toll on Working With Wachowskis, Vince Gilligan
Cinematographer John Toll’s four-decade career has spanned low-budget documentary work and two consecutive Oscar-winning classics (“Braveheart” and Western costume drama “Legends of the Fall”), plus groundbreaking work on the pilot of “Breaking Bad,” and the final episode of Netflix streaming series “Sense8.” Toll’s skill as one of the most versatile DPs in Hollywood has earned him the Camerimage lifetime achievement kudo.

After your remarkable TV work with Vince Gilligan on “Breaking Bad” and now with the Wachowskis on “Sense8” do you feel you’re ready for a break from the small screen?

I don’t feel such distinction between feature work and TV. It’s all about who you’re working with and what the project is. I did “Breaking Bad” because I knew Vince Gilligan. I had never worked with him but we had spoken about working together many times and then he came to visit me and started telling me about the project
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‘Sense8’ Series Finale Special: Screenwriters and Potential Locations Revealed

‘Sense8’ Series Finale Special: Screenwriters and Potential Locations Revealed
For those looking for proof of what fandom can achieve, behold: The script for the “‘Sense8 Special,” which will wrap up the fan favorite Netflix drama following its abrupt cancelation this spring, physically exists!

While initially canceled following the release of Season 2, fan outcry led Netflix to reverse that decision and produce a two-hour finale, and as seen in the Instagram photo above from star Miguel Angel Silvestre (who plays no-longer-closeted movie star Lito on the show), watermarked scripts have been distributed to the actors.

Beyond proof-of-life, the cover page reveals a number of important details about the upcoming production. For one thing, Lana J. Wachowski (the first time she’s used the letter J with her name?) is credited with writing the script alongside David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon. Both men are novelists, with Mitchell having a pre-established connection to the Wachowski tribe: He wrote the original novel “Cloud Atlas,
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‘Sense8’ Series Finale Special: Screenwriters and Potential Locations Revealed

  • Indiewire
‘Sense8’ Series Finale Special: Screenwriters and Potential Locations Revealed
For those looking for proof of what fandom can achieve, behold: The script for the “‘Sense8 Special,” which will wrap up the fan favorite Netflix drama following its abrupt cancelation this spring, physically exists!

While initially canceled following the release of Season 2, fan outcry led Netflix to reverse that decision and produce a two-hour finale, and as seen in the Instagram photo above from star Miguel Angel Silvestre (who plays no-longer-closeted movie star Lito on the show), watermarked scripts have been distributed to the actors.

Beyond proof-of-life, the cover page reveals a number of important details about the upcoming production. For one thing, Lana J. Wachowski (the first time she’s used the letter J with her name?) is credited with writing the script alongside David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon. Both men are novelists, with Mitchell having a pre-established connection to the Wachowski tribe: He wrote the original novel “Cloud Atlas,
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Porn Site xHamster Wants To Revive ‘Sense8’ For Third Season

  • Uinterview
A porn site called xHamster is entering a new type of streaming service, and wants to revive Netflix’s canceled series Sense8. SENSE8 News: Xhamster Offers To Produce A Third Season The series, created by Lilly and Lana Wachowski, was canceled in June after two seasons on Netflix. After much outcry and many petitions, Netflix was able to secure […]

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A Porn Site Offers to Give Sense8 a Third Season, With the Climax It Deserves

  • Vulture
A Porn Site Offers to Give Sense8 a Third Season, With the Climax It Deserves
Netflix canceled its globe-trotting, LGBTQ-friendly, very sexy drama Sense8 earlier this year, then apologized, then promised to wrap things up with a two-hour special. But according to the people who run the porn website xHamster, things don’t have to climax and finish so quickly. The site reached out to creators Lana and Lilly Wachowski with an offer to produce a third season of Sense8.
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‘Sense8’: Porn Website xHamster Wants to Produce Season 3 of Wachowski Series

‘Sense8’: Porn Website xHamster Wants to Produce Season 3 of Wachowski Series
Netflix broke the hearts of many when it announced in June it was canceling the Wachowski series “Sense8” after two cult-favorite seasons. The series had aired 23 episodes and became beloved for its empowering themes of acceptance. Fan outcry was so passionate over the news that Netflix convinced Lana Wachowski to wrap-up the series with a two-hour movie set to premiere in 2018.

Read More:‘Sense8’ Lives! Netflix and Lana Wachowski Announce 2-Hour Series Finale

But what if “Sense8” could continue with a third season instead? Porn website xHamster has thrown its hat into the ring by offering to produce an entire season of the series. The website, which has been around for the last decade, argues it has more daily visitors than a lot of top publication websites and would be a natural fit for a series that includes infamous sex scenes and themes about sexual rights.

xHamster issued an official
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‘Sense8’: Porn Website xHamster Wants to Produce Season 3 of Wachowski Series

‘Sense8’: Porn Website xHamster Wants to Produce Season 3 of Wachowski Series
Netflix broke the hearts of many when it announced in June it was canceling the Wachowski series “Sense8” after two cult-favorite seasons. The series had aired 23 episodes and became beloved for its empowering themes of acceptance. Fan outcry was so passionate over the news that Netflix convinced Lana Wachowski to wrap-up the series with a two-hour movie set to premiere in 2018.

Read More:‘Sense8’ Lives! Netflix and Lana Wachowski Announce 2-Hour Series Finale

But what if “Sense8” could continue with a third season instead? Porn website xHamster has thrown its hat into the ring by offering to produce an entire season of the series. The website, which has been around for the last decade, argues it has more daily visitors than a lot of top publication websites and would be a natural fit for a series that includes infamous sex scenes and themes about sexual rights.

xHamster issued an official
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Porn Site Offers To Produce ‘Sense8’ Season 3

Earlier this year, Netflix pulled the plug on “Sense8” after two seasons. But after fan petitions and outcry, the streaming service made a deal to let the Wachowskis produce a two-hour series finale, to wrap things up. However, another streaming service, in a very particular niche, is extending an olive branch to the show’s creators to keep “Sense8” going.

xHamster has penned an open letter, offering to produce a third season of “Sense8.” Lana Wachowski recently revealed she was going ahead and writing the a new season, and the porn site is offering to be the admittedly unconventional home for the sci-fi show.

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Sense8 May Be Saved…By An Adult Website

As you’ve surely heard by now, Netflix has reached its unfortunate decision regarding the fate of Sense8. Despite an overwhelmingly positive reaction to May’s premiere, the show’s second season will indeed be its last. Yes, it’s true, the series was cancelled a few months back and to date, no one has stepped in to save it.

First hatched by renown filmmakers Lana and Lilly Wachowski – along with co-creator J. Michael StraczynskiSense8 began life in 2015, when Netflix had already established a string of bankable heavyweights in the vein of House of Cards and female-fronted hit Orange is the New Black. Faced with near-insurmountable odds, the cult sci-fi series managed to carve out an audience to call its own, even if the viewing figures for season 2 didn’t warrant a renewal.

A big-budget project in the vein of Sense8 – coupled with its lengthy production process and costly
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Porn website extends offer to the Wachowskis to fund 3rd season of Sense8

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Despite an exceptionally passionate fan-base, Netflix wound up cancelling Sense8 after just two seasons, likely due to low viewership combined with hefty production costs. The series, which was created by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, and J. Michael Straczynski, followed eight strangers from different parts of the world who suddenly became "sensates," human beings who are mentally and... Read More...
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The World’s Third Most Visited Porn Site Wants To Give Canceled Netflix Series ‘Sense8’ A New Home

xHamster, as the world's third most visited pornography site, has the sort of user base big media companies covet. The Cyprus-based hub is the 75th most visited website in the entire world, according to Alexa, and it claims to have an audience that eclipses outlets like Espn and The New York Times.

What does xHamster want to do with the revenue it's generating from all those users? Like many other players in the world of web video, it wants to go into original programming. It has authored an open letter to The Matrix directors Lana and Lilly Wachowski in which it suggests its own website as the new home for the cancelled Netflix series Sense8.

xHamster's letter is a response to Lana Wachowski's announcement that she is writing a third season of Sense8 even though Netflix canceled the sci-fi drama in June. The tale of a group of strangers
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Sanaa Lathan to Star in Netflix Adaptation of ‘Nappily Ever After’

Sanaa Lathan to Star in Netflix Adaptation of ‘Nappily Ever After’
Shots Fired” star Sanaa Lathan is set to topline the Netflix film “Nappily Ever After,” an adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name.

Haifaa Al-Mansour, who helmed the critically acclaimed “Wadjda,” is on board to direct with Marc Platt, Tracey Bing, Jared Leboff, and Lathan producing. The movie is a passion project for Bing, who produced “Southside With You” and brought the project to Netflix.

Benedict Carver, Vincent Cirrincione, and Mark Moran are exec producing.

Based on Trisha R. Thomas’ novel, the film follows a woman with a seemingly flawless life — a great job, a handsome boyfriend who’s a doctor, and a meticulously maintained coiffure. But after an accident at the hair salon, each of these things starts to unravel, and Violet begins to realize that she was living the life she thought she was supposed to live, not the one that she really wanted.

The original script was written by Tina Chism with
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After Netflix Canceled ‘Sense8,’ Lana Wachowski Wasn’t Sure About the Two-Hour Finale

Because Netflix never publishes ratings, it’s been free to hold on to TV shows for as long as it wants. In the last five years, the streaming giant hasn’t shown a tendency to dump many of its original series, until producers wanted for them to end. That changed in 2017, as the economics of programming more TV finally caught up with Netflix, which axed first-year series like “The Get Down,” “Girlboss,” and “Gypsy.”

What changed? “It wasn’t like we were setting out to cancel more shows,” Ted Sarandos says in this week’s Variety cover story about Netflix. “It was the idea of saying, ‘Are you being risky enough?’ The bad thing about renewing a show that isn’t being watched, it creates opportunity cost. And a lot of opportunity lost for fans to find something they are going to love.”

Sarandos revealed that Netflix’s preference is to allow showrunners to tie up loose
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Has Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Rescued (or Ruined) Hollywood?

For a soft-spoken man, Ted Sarandos makes a lot of thunderous news. Just consider the headlines he’s generated over the last week alone with a succession of game-changing deals. The chief content officer for Netflix stole Shonda Rhimes from ABC, lured retiree David Letterman back into talk-show mode, prodded the reclusive Coen brothers into TV production and snapped up Millarworld, a comic-book empire with buzzy titles like “Jupiter’s Legacy” and “Huck.”

Netflix could conceivably rival Disney and Marvel by assembling its own superhero universe. On Aug. 9, two days after the announcement of the Millarworld purchase, Disney dropped a bombshell when it unveiled plans to launch a streaming service and yank its branded family and Pixar films from Netflix beginning in 2019.

Art Streiber for Variety

Over the weekend, Netflix fired back by announcing it had poached TV’s most powerful showrunner from her longtime home at Disney’s ABC. “Shonda
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Has Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Rescued (or Ruined) Hollywood?

For a soft-spoken man, Ted Sarandos makes a lot of thunderous news. Just consider the headlines he’s generated over the last week alone with a succession of game-changing deals. The chief content officer for Netflix stole Shonda Rhimes from ABC, lured retiree David Letterman back into talk-show mode, prodded the reclusive Coen brothers into TV production and snapped up Millarworld, a comic-book empire with buzzy titles like “Jupiter’s Legacy” and “Huck.”

Netflix could conceivably rival Disney and Marvel by assembling its own superhero universe. On Aug. 9, two days after the announcement of the Millarworld purchase, Disney dropped a bombshell when it unveiled plans to launch a streaming service and yank its branded family and Pixar films from Netflix beginning in 2019.

Art Streiber for Variety

Over the weekend, Netflix fired back by announcing it had poached TV’s most powerful showrunner from her longtime home at Disney’s ABC. “Shonda
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos on Shonda Rhimes: ‘I Have Tremendous Respect for Her’

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos delivered a massive surprise Sunday night when he stole Shonda Rhimes away from her longtime home at ABC.

For this week’s magazine, on stands Tuesday, Sarandos granted a far-ranging interview with Variety on his plans to continue to build original content at Netflix, with both streaming movies and TV series. Netflix earned 92 Emmy nominations this summer for such series as “House of Cards,” “Stranger Things,” and the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” And bringing Shondaland to Netflix will continue to elevate its status as a powerhouse in the TV world.

On Monday morning, Sarandos shared with Variety what it means to have Rhimes as part Netflix’s ever-expanding catalogue.

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“Our goal is to create a creative environment for great storytellers to do the best work of their lives,” Sarandos said. “Pick the right talent and support them. That
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New to Streaming: ‘Alien: Covenant,’ ‘Shin Godzilla,’ ‘Adaptation,’ ‘Slack Bay,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Adaptation (Spike Jonze)

It’s almost depressing to rewatch Adaptation in 2016, because it’s a reminder of how strong an actor Nicolas Cage is when he actually invests himself in good projects. It was soon after this that his career went off the rails, but he’s remarkably impressive here, playing the dual roles of Charlie Kaufman and his fictional twin brother, Donald. As much a mind-fuck as any other Kaufman screenplay,
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